Category Archives: six word (plus) book reviews!
*original stories from an original man* Seven short stories -written for Mr. Dahl’s adult audience- will make readers cry, laugh, ponder, and possibly even comment “how odd” aloud! Henry Sugar’s determination to seeing without using his eyes to the true … Continue reading
*war isn’t pretty unless it’s drawn well* A graphic novel aimed at adults but would be equally appropriate for teens, this book has charm, style, wit, and a message (that isn’t too message-y). Younger brother Matthew follows his toy soldiers … Continue reading
*even war can’t stop teen troubles* Joan Wehlen grew up in the Chicago area in the years leading up to and during World War II. She was encouraged to write by more than one teacher -and she loved doing it- … Continue reading
*coal makes family fires burn bright* A series of stories set into a variety of historical time periods but all featuring the fictional denizens of coaltown Bakerton, Pennsylvania. Some of stories connect through specific characters -or families, some connect in … Continue reading
*mother brother sisters wife husbands boyfriends* Why this particular story was set in the English heatwave of 1976, I’m still not sure. There are brief mentions of the heat and laws that were enacted to curtail water waste, but it’s … Continue reading
*twinkle twinkle pretty diamond engagement rings* Built around the central idea of diamond engagement rings and Frances Gerety, the advertising genius behind A Diamond is Forever tagline, this book takes readers into five different stories set into five different time … Continue reading